Anyone can fish on the Test and Itchen.  Find out here how to arrange fly-fishing for trout on the two most iconic chalkstreams in the world, the birthplace of the sport. You can also find here how to book fly-fishing for trout on lakes in the Test and Itchen valleys, as well discover opportunities for fishing for Hampshire chalkstream salmon and sea trout.


Aardvark Mcleod 

Aardvark McLeod offer bespoke fly fishing opportunities on various chalkstream fisheries throughout the River Test and Itchen valleys including on their flagship stretch, the Westfair Beat on the River Anton. Whether looking for single angler rod days, larger group outings and expert guiding each trip is tailored to the clients individual requirements. Day tickets, guiding, syndicate rods and full service group days available.

Bossington Estate

The Bossington Estate is on the Middle Test, south of Houghton. The fishery comprises six beats on the River Test including the renowned Home Beat and other enhanced iconic beats, as well as a mile and a half of the Wallop Brook, the Park Stream and Horsebridge Lake. Corporate fishing, day tickets and tuition are available.

Famous Fishing

Established in 1995, Famous Fishing offers fly-fishing on a wide selection of fisheries on the Test and Itchen and their tributaries. They offer advice on the fisheries best suited to the fisherman’s experience and expectations. Famous Fishing can also offer guiding and tuition should this be required.

Fishing Breaks

Fishing Breaks are a long-established Fishing Agent offering fishing on a wide selection of Test, Itchen and Meon fisheries – currently about 20 in total. Details of all the fisheries can be found on their website. They are able to offer advice on the fisheries best-suited to the fisherman’s level of expertise and experience, as well as offering guiding and tuition should this be required.

Leckford Estate, River Test

The Leckford Estate is on the Middle Test, north of Stockbridge, with Leckford village to the east and Longstock to the west. It has 16 fishing beats which are open to fishermen from May to October. Day tickets are available.


Orvis offers chalkstream fly-fishing for trout at Kimbridge and Timsbury on the Test and Abbots Worthy on the Itchen. Guiding and tuition is available if required. The Orvis shop in Stockbridge on the Test stocks a comprehensive range of chalkstream fishing equipment.

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Timsbury Fishery, River Test

The Timsbury Fishery is on the Middle Test, north of Romsey. It has four beats providing more than three miles of fishing. The Fishery is run as a Syndicate, but day tickets for non-members are sometimes available.


Avington Trout Fishery, Upper Itchen Valley

Avington Trout Fishery is in the Upper Itchen valley, near the village of Itchen Abbas. It has three lakes stocked with rainbow and brown trout. Fishing is also available on a carrier of the River Itchen. Day tickets are available.

Leckford Estate, River Test

The Leckford Estate has year round trout fishing on two lakes, Testside and Longstock Park.


Broadlands Estate, River Test

The Broadlands Estate is on the Lower Test, just downstream of Romsey. It has three dedicated salmon fishing beats. Day tickets are sometimes available. Day tickets are also sometimes available for sea-trout fishing towards the end of the season.